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Sheila Faye Ives, 80, of Claremont, was called home on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

Her Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 23, at 3 p.m. at the Ives Residence in Claremont, with Rev. Sara Sorenson officiating. All are welcome to attend.

Sheila took her last breath, in her home, surrounded by all of her family. The room was packed. Her husband of 60 years, all of her children, her grandchildren, her friends, and her brother were all there. The family wrapped around her bed, surrounding every side, singing one of her favorite hymns, “Blessed Assurance” as she took her last breath. It was the greatest honor of our lives to be there as we sang her way home, where she met Jesus face to face.

Sheila was born in Britton to Ingvald and Dorothy (Lien) Satrang on August 18, 1939. She was the second of four children and graduated from Britton High School in 1957. She married Darwin Ives on June 12, 1959. Their first home was in Minneapolis, MN, before they moved back to South Dakota. Sheila was a housewife and mother until their kids were done with high school; she then attended Presentation College in 1987 where she received her Associate of Nursing Degree. Her nursing career was in long-term healthcare, and she retired in 2018. Sheila was brought up in the Lutheran faith and served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was also a talented seamstress, a 4-H leader, member of the Legion Auxiliary, Band Mothers, and Circle Club. Sheila loved bowling, sewing, reading, playing cards, and being with her family.

What we will remember most about Sheila was her quick wit, her unending love for her husband, fierce commitment to her children, immense loyalty and empathy towards her family and friends, and a strength that could weather any storm. She said it and she lived it... “have a little fortitude.”

Sheila is survived by her husband, Darwin Ives, along with her children, Holly (Loren) Johnson, Robyn Mullins, Dawn (Craig) Covey, Karla Bishop, and Steven (Jennifer) Ives. She also leaves behind her many grandchildren, Erin (Levi) Sanderson, Michael (Elizabeth) Mullins, Eric Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Haana (Isaac) Vander Vorst, Clint (Sarah) Covey, Carson (Lexi) Covey, Kelsey Bishop, Garret Bishop, Colton Ives, Calah Covey, Tyler Ives, and Regan Ives; six great-grandchildren, Marcus Mullins, Claire, Victor, and Milo VanderVorst, Kenna and Emilia Covey; and her siblings, Caroll Jean Enderson and Terry (Kookie) Satrang.

Sheila was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Jerry Satrang.

Condolences may be directed to the family in care of Darwin Ives, 204 6th Ave., Claremont, SD 57432.

An online guestbook and obituary are available at www.

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